Supporting people with speech, language and communication needs in the justice system

 

 

 

 

 

 

Supporting people with speech, language and communication needs in the justice system
17th September 2018

 

Watch the webinar: https://youtu.be/4ICWqPURO_0

Download the live presentation slides

Download the transcript

 

The RCSLT is delighted to have hosted a webinar with the Association of YOT Managers to highlight:

• The impact of speech language and communication needs (SLCN) in the justice system

• How speech and language therapists support individuals and other professionals in the justice system

• What support is available for professionals to increase their understanding and knowledge

 

The webinar recording, transcript and further resources will be of interest to you if you:

• Would like information on how speech language and communication needs can be supported in the justice system 

 

Webinar chair: Claire Moser, RCSLT Policy Adviser

Presenters:

• Diz Minnitt, Operational Manager, Milton Keynes Youth Offending Team

• Lisa Ogden, Highly Specialist Speech and Language Therapist, Sutton Youth Offending Team

 

Learning aims

After watching the webinar, participants will: 

• Understand SLCN, know how to recognise the signs and know where to go for support

• Know how to use screening tools effectively to check for SLCN

• Be aware of different support strategies to help people SLCN needs to understand and engage in the justice process

• Understand the legal responsibilities justice professionals have when working with people with SLCN

 

Further resources

Association of Youth Offending Team Managers http://aym.org.uk/

 

The Box Learning Journey (free for member and non-members)

Open The Box to develop your understanding of communication difficulties; see the possible impact on individuals you work with and learn about strategies to help.  Free elearning designed for professionals working in the justice sector https://www.rcsltcpd.org.uk/ 

 

RCSLT Evidence Base

https://www.rcslt.org/speech_and_language_therapy/slt_work_settings/justice_slcn/justice_evidence_base2017 

 

Practice advice: SLCN by RCSLT and YJB

https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/speech-language-and-communication-needs-in-the-youth-justice-system/practice-advice-speech-language-and-communication-needs-slcn-in-the-youth-justice-system 

 

AssetPlus: SLCN Screening Tool: https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/assetplus-speech-language-communication-and-neuro-disability-screening-tool 

 

Youth Justice Resource Hub: www.yjresourcehub.uk 

 

Find out more about the role of SLTs in justice settings:

https://www.rcslt.org/speech_and_language_therapy/slt_work_settings/justice_slcn/justice_role 





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